Director's Column

Director of Communications & Marketing
CoCo Good

McKinney Courier Gazette, November 13, 2016

McKinney's Annual Progress Report:
The Best Is Yet to Come

Each year, the City of McKinney’s annual progress report serves as an essential communication tool to further the city’s goal of transparency in local government. Featuring major projects and vital city information, the report brings the best of both worlds: a combination of traditional annual report reinvigorated by a video report that brings the McKinney story to life.

CoCo Good

Director of Communications and Marketing CoCo Good

And what an incredible story we have to tell! The population of McKinney has soared from just 54,000 in 2000 to more than 162,000 today. McKinney has been growing at a rapid pace for more than a decade. And still, more than 40 percent of the city’s land area is available for development. In the past year, 2016 has brought new city leadership and direction with the creation of multiple plans that will usher in an even brighter future for McKinney. It’s an opportunity to continue the city’s success and a chance to continue the careful planning that makes McKinney unique by nature and residents can be assured that the best is truly yet to come.

Check out the online report and video on computers, smartphones and tablets to see what we mean by The Best is Yet to Come! 

Holiday Joy and Traditions in McKinney

As our city continues to grow, creating ongoing traditions together can help us feel connected. Often times when a person recalls Christmas past, it’s the simple memories spent with families that bring back the greatest sense of joy. We hope you and your family will partake in a McKinney favorite: Home for the Holidays…A McKinney Christmas and create lasting, glowing memories with you and your loved ones.

Enjoy walking around historic downtown McKinney with family and friends Thanksgiving weekend during Home for the Holidays and experience the magic of the season as downtown is transformed into a winter wonderland of shopping, entertainment, activities and food.

Start Your Holiday Memories with the Christmas Tree Lighting

On Friday, Nov. 25, watch faces light up at 6:15 p.m. when the city lights a 34-foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree that will adorn the city’s square. The tree was funded by First United Bank and the contributions from families and businesses during the McKinney Christmas Tree – A Gift to the Community fundraising campaign. It will serve as a beautiful backdrop for holiday photos and be a sight for the entire family to enjoy. The weekend will also include entertainment by Emerald City Band and Le Freak.

Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Breeze through holiday shopping at the more than 120 locally-owned stores and boutiques and then relax with popular attractions and activities like train rides, live performances of A Christmas Carol at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and a petting zoo.

For all of the event details and more information about celebrating the entire holiday season in Historic Downtown McKinney, visit the Main Street website. We hope you and your friends and family continue to create lasting memories in McKinney and witness what we mean by The Best is Yet to Come!